Shelves: food-cooking Lots of swearing at Americans for how we choose our cuts of beef, overcook green beans, etc. All of which I agree with because I am in love with Anthony Bourdain. My only criticism of this book is that there are not enough pictures of Anthony Bourdain in it. These recipes remind me once again why I do not love French cooking. Too much meat, too much meat fat, not enough fresh flavor. Most of the recipes call for homemade stock veal, chicken, beef, duck, lamb, fish and a bit of demi-glace.
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Shelves: food-cooking Lots of swearing at Americans for how we choose our cuts of beef, overcook green beans, etc. All of which I agree with because I am in love with Anthony Bourdain. My only criticism of this book is that there are not enough pictures of Anthony Bourdain in it.
These recipes remind me once again why I do not love French cooking. Too much meat, too much meat fat, not enough fresh flavor. Most of the recipes call for homemade stock veal, chicken, beef, duck, lamb, fish and a bit of demi-glace. Bourdain devotes several pages to stocks and demi, without mentioning anything of a roasted vegetable stock, which I make and am fond of.
I make other stocks, too, mostly not to waste good bones or shrimp shells. Sometimes the instructions are too skeletal for my liking--I find myself panicky and sniveling about unexpected events I encounter between steps. If you want culinary If you take nothing else from this book, follow these 3 rules: 1.
If you want culinary hand-holding, this book will not do it for you. This book will lead you into the spirit of culinary adventure--boldly. Stop whining and cook like you mean it! It has When I have a serious piece of meat or an ingredient I want to show off and still manage to cook it so I can eat dinner, I reach for Les Halles cookbook by none other than Anthony Bourdain. Eating it I feel like I just took a short cut and with luck landed on something that has been perfected for years, and I get to eat it anytime I want.
The Fennel and tomato soup in here is heavenly too, it totally made me get into soups again, I forget how healthy and tasty they can be. Processional restaurants have everything set in place, so should we.
The book has lots of strange sounding French bistro recipes but they are pretty rustic and basic, with really good balance of flavors and with perfect cooking instructions.
I think many who enjoy food will find familiar favorites here from Steak au poivre to Vichyssoise, and with a tasty dessert menu, hazelnut torte anyone?
This has my whole taste bud topography covered. The last pages have invaluable info, more reading material recommended by Bourdain, various suppliers and stores that are reachable online and a great glossary, all told form his view, few curse words here and there and the book is totally his.
Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook
Now, Bourdain brings you his Les Halles Cookbook, a cookbook like no other: candid, funny, audacious, full of his signature charm and bravado. Bourdain teaches you everything you need to know to prepare classic French bistro fare. His Les Halles Cookbook is solid, smart, and informative, and his recipes are bona fide bistro fare. From the onion soup to the veal kidney to the gratin dauphinois, this is the honest, unpretentious, comforting, and abundant food I loved as a youth in France and am always ready to enjoy with my family and friends. Anthony has given us an instant classic.
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